Author: Kat Lee
Challenge/Prompt: femslash100 Drabble Tag 8: Labyrinth: Fem!Jareth/Sarah - choose to stay - killing_kurare
Word Count: 250
Date Written: 14 November 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
“All you had to do was to say the words,” he whispers. His fingers are still on her cheek, still unwanted after everything she’s endured at the hands of men. Yet, before her very eyes, he’s beginning to change, and he’s not becoming an owl this time. His golden hair becomes longer and seems to flow even more on the night wind. The mound in his tight, leather pants changes, and before her startled eyes grows two large rounds, barely clad by his white shirt.
Even the fingers against her cheek feel different, softer, gentler. “I can be anything you want me to be, Sarah,” whispers the King who is no longer King but now Queen of the Goblins. “But I can not make you love me.”
She trembles inside. This whole journey has been so difficult. She’s felt things for this . . . this being that she’s never felt for anybody else before, not man or woman, but until now, she’s been afraid. There’s still one matter left to discuss, however. She squares her shoulders, shakes her own long hair back, and stares up into the Queen’s beautiful eyes. “Can you do anything I ask of you?” she asks.
Jareth starts to answer but stops. “Almost anything.”
“Can you send Toby home and let me stay?” Sarah asks, finally to the point.
“Done.” Somehow, Sarah believes her even before she shows her Toby safe at home inside one of her many crystal balls. Sarah crashes into her arms, home at last.